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mis t

Knoxville, TN

#1 Sep 23, 2009
do they still have pumpkin alley in the boro? if so when does it start?
MGy

United States

#2 Sep 23, 2009
Nope, the Origional punkin alley died with Paul Lee and his family didn't see keeping it up.
Lisa

Mount Sherman, KY

#3 Sep 23, 2009
I sure miss it and so do my kids!
mis t

Knoxville, TN

#4 Sep 23, 2009
me too, i hate they let it go, thought they had though
amanda

Pikeville, KY

#5 Sep 23, 2009
Pumpkin alley was there for as long as i can remember. It was always something special when we were kids.I hate that we dont have it anymore.Now thats just another memory we'll end up telling our kids.

Since: Mar 08

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#6 Sep 23, 2009
My kids always enjoyed going to see all the pumpkins. We miss it.
i think

Middlesboro, KY

#7 Sep 23, 2009
its a shame that he bought the pumkins every year for as long as i can remember and we had this wonderful thing(even though the candy...or floss sucked) to go to every year as a community now that he is dead no one puts any effort if i could afford it i would do it!
Fran

Nashville, TN

#8 Sep 23, 2009
I knew Paul Lee since iwas a kid in school and he was always so nice and did that for the kid every yr that i can rember i wwish that the town would do it for the kids and all of the people that rember him. so pitch in middlesboro ?
Really

Mount Sherman, KY

#9 Sep 24, 2009
Im willing....anyone else???
RIP

Mount Sherman, KY

#10 Sep 24, 2009
I miss it too!
pumpkin

Middlesboro, KY

#11 Sep 24, 2009
go to ambleside they have it there.
Rember

United States

#12 Sep 24, 2009
pumpkin wrote:
go to ambleside they have it there.
its not the same or near as good
Not the problem

Jellico, TN

#13 Sep 24, 2009
Fran wrote:
I knew Paul Lee since iwas a kid in school and he was always so nice and did that for the kid every yr that i can rember i wwish that the town would do it for the kids and all of the people that rember him. so pitch in middlesboro ?
The problem was not the money, there were plenty of people willing to donate the pumpkins and the people living there were approached about it - the neighborhood voted against continuing it. Too much trouble and disruption for the families that live there.
heres an idea

Pineville, KY

#14 Sep 24, 2009
how about cumberland avenue takes over the pumpkin alley? it's a main road, with 4 lanes, so traffic shouldn't be an issue. not to mention the sidewalks for the people that choose to walk.
Not the problem

Jellico, TN

#15 Sep 24, 2009
heres an idea wrote:
how about cumberland avenue takes over the pumpkin alley? it's a main road, with 4 lanes, so traffic shouldn't be an issue. not to mention the sidewalks for the people that choose to walk.
A crowd consisting of hundreds of kids and families walking in the dark on the main road thru town?
THE QUILTED APPLE

United States

#16 Sep 24, 2009
I am all for this event to be resurrected.I saw the piece that Southern Living Magazine did on "Pumpkin Alley" a few years back,it was beautiful.

All for bringing it back,lets meet up somewhere and do it. Main street sounds like a wonderful place for it,It sounds fun.

I'm game how 'bout you!!!?
Not the problem

Jellico, TN

#17 Sep 24, 2009
I would love to see it come back, I just need to point out a couple of things...

This event was held by a closed neighborhood on private property by mutual consent. The people living there have decided to discontinue it. If you wanted to hold it on Cumberland Ave. you would have to get the consent of the property owners to put the pumpkins in their yard. There is no way that you could hold something like this on Cumberland Ave.- it's a state road for one thing and the other problem is that there would be no way to block off a section of it so people could walk thru like they did on pumpkin alley.

Not trying to throw cold water on this, but you would have to find a small neighborhood that could be closed off and get the consent of the property owners to put in the time, effort and money to pull it off.

The other option would be to find a public venue for it, but that would kind of detract from it in my opinion.
Really

Mount Sherman, KY

#18 Sep 24, 2009
"not the problem" is right about the property and residence in that area. I also agree that Ambleside just isnt the same. I live on Cumberland Ave. about 2 blocks from 30th and I sure wouldn't mind but there is no road that runs behind my property which was good on 30th because it kept the kids off the main street. I would love to see it back in town somewhere though. I will be having a halloween party for younger children this year and I would love to be able to walk them through. Anyway, if anyone comes up with a good idea, I am in!

Since: Sep 09

United States

#19 Sep 24, 2009
I was sortof thinking of Downtown from about19th st to Shades of Brown area,Put those fountains and such to good use.

I will make a call and get back with you.
thinking

Garrettsville, OH

#20 Sep 24, 2009
Years ago they closed downtown for the fall festival, another good thing gone, why can we not close cumberland avenue down from the city parking lot to 30th and make that pumpkin avenue? It could be a public event in which there could be individuals set up in the parking lot for trunk or treat and live singing, that's what the stage is for,hold a street dance for older kids, maybe get some face painting, bobbing for apples,pie throwing, a food vendor and maybe have a few other games for the little ones to play. The residential part could be optional to trick or treating and if the owners did not want pumpkins in their yards, we could place them on the sidewalk in front maybe 10 or so just so that the theme would continue until the next house who agreed to have pumpkins. Of course the road would be opened during the morning and evenings until 6:30 or so. Ambulances can use winchester as an alternate route, it goes from one end of town to the other and the speed is the same if not greater than cumberland in some areas. I'm sure the businesses downtown would go for it as they do allow the high school kids to decorate their windows at christmas. This could possibly get publicity back downtown to help restore it once again. Hold a public meeting, check with councilmen, the pumpkins don't have to be lit with candles, although that would be the cheaper route, we could use those flickering battery operated ones that you get at the dollar tree in the mall for a 2 pack for a dollar, that would help with the concern about the fire hazards. I'm sure someone else has thoughts about how to get this going, we really need a safe place for our children, cause times have already changed since I was young and I'm only in my 20s and there's not a day that goes by that I don't worry about dropping my child off at school and wonder if he'll make it back to me. It breaks my heart to know the things that are going on around us and nothing we can do to stop it. Pull together and make it happen for our community, our city, and our children.

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